Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59 acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.
Oregon Episcopal School seeks a skilled, professional, and culturally competent individual to be its international student support coordinator (ISRC). The ISRC provides direct support to and for OES’s English language leaner (ELL) and international students. By working closely with advisors, teachers, and Residential Life staff, the ISRC works to ensure that OES non-native speaking students get the individualized support they need to thrive as academic and social learners in the community. By coordinating with the director of inclusion and community engagement, the director of residential life, the director of academics, advisors, and the head of upper school, the ISRC works to ensure a positive and balanced experience for ELL students by meeting their needs in the academic, co-curricular, and residential areas, whether it be through faculty training, additional student support and/or programmatic development. This position reports directly to the Upper School division head and director of residential life. In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will be able to support the OES educational mission. Coaching opportunities may be available.
This is an academic year, faculty position that begins on August 19. The ISRC position alone is half-time (avg. 20 hours per week) but may be combined with teaching one section of English specifically designed for ELL students and a dorm parent position to be full-time. It comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including abundant professional development opportunities and one excellent meal daily. See the OES Benefits Guide for more information. Benefits differ depending on the FTE.
Establish and maintain regularly scheduled meetings with ELL students, 9-12.
Coordinate with College Counseling for ELL students, 11-12.
Engage in Residential Life by assisting with planning and chaperoning events, including the retreats, being a presence in dorm life, attending the Dorm Staff retreat in August, and attending some dinners throughout the year.
Collaborate with dorm staff to plan new student orientation, including summer contact with new students and families.
Collaborate with director of residential life to develop dorm programming.
Advise international students with academic planning during registration periods and throughout the school year.
Hold regularly scheduled dorm office hours and skills support sessions after school.
Proctor Dorm Study Hall as needed.
Collaborate with Residential Life staff to better integrate dorm and day communities.
Collaborate with Admissions to interview international candidates (via Skype or in person); read all international files and serve on Admissions Committee; make recommendations re: testing or 2nd interviews.
Coordinate with registrar, including time in summer, with scheduling new and returning international students and placement of ELL students.
Support students with semester transitions.
Visit ELS, English and other classes of ELL students to determine individualized needs of ELL students and how best to support faculty in their work with ELL students.
Teach ELL 9 Academic Support Class, which intentionally develops learning skills necessary to grow and develop as students at OES.
Liaise with families, tutors, advisors, and teachers.
Collaborate with DART (Dorm Academic Resource Team) team.
Support and educate faculty and advisors in understanding the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of English language learners.
Be on campus and available for students and teachers for at least 20 hours/week.
BA/BS or equivalent in English, ELL, or related field
Three years of experience
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach and guide diverse groups of students effectively
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Docs, Zoom or Skype, etc. as appropriate to job duties
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen, and driving record check
MA/MS or equivalent in English or related field
Experience in a residential life program and working with international students
Experience with inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning
Experience using digital teaching tools
Successful history with innovation in the teaching of English, ELL and project based learning
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn and adapt as digital tools evolve, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at a computer keyboarding for moderate periods
Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Ability to see, hear and speak clearly to interact with groups of individuals
Ability to move about the OES campus
COMPENSATION: OES Faculty Salary Scale based on degree and years of experience
Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.
Additional Salary Information: The full-time option including dorm parent position comes with housing.
About Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.